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I-797 NoA for dependents and work permit

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So hopefully has had this problem and give me an advice.

My mom and I completed form I-751 about 5 months ago. I was listed under dependent children in her application (I'm 19 years old) 

Few months later she got her NoA i-797 but I did not ( the receipt only had her name). I tried to look on the internet if that was normal, and concluded that some families do receive them and others do not. For those that did not, the NoA applied for both the main beneficiary (in this case my mom) and the dependants that were listed in the i-751.

My problem is this: I just got hired for a new job and I need to show that I'm authorized to work (i-9 requirements ). I do not how to show that because my green card is expired, my social security is restricted  ( I went to get a new social security card but they told me I can't use my mother's NoA because my name is not explicitly stated ). I called to the National Costumer service Center and told me that in fact I should have gotten an NoA for myself, somehow they just forgot to mail it, I do not know, they even gave the receipt number for my NoA, but I don't know if that's important . They told me to get an i-515 stamp, but just getting an appointment it's impossible , at least in Houston, I have  been checking the website these past 2 weeks like crazy (from 6am to midnight). They are not that helpful answering these type of questions.

My questions : 

Does my mother's NoA work for the i-9 , since it's supposed to cover both of us ?

Are employers allowed to take that NoA, even though it does not say my name ?


If somebody had a similar case, could you share your experience?

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Keep trying to get an appointment for the stamp. A lot of people have success looking after midnight - new appointments are opened up sometime overnight.

You should be able to ask your potential employer to check E-Verify (https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify) to verify your legal status. You are not "out of status" at any time during this procedure, so they should be able to see that you are legal to work while your ROC is pending.


Is your timeline updated?

Oath Ceremony Dec 14th, 2018 I am finally a citizen and done with USCIS for good!



IR-1/CR-1 Visa:                            

Marriage: 2013-08-05                                   I-130 Sent: 2013-10-07                                                 I-130 NOA1: 2013-10-09                               

I-130 transferred to VSC: 2014-03-12        I-130 NOA2: 2014-03-24                                              NVC Received: 2014-04-07 

Case Number and IIN: 2014-05-05             Sent ENROLL email for EP: 2014-05-06                    Gave email addresses to NVC: 2014-05-08             

DS261 submitted: 2014-05-09                    AOS invoiced and paid: 2014-05-12                           DS261 re-submitted - GRRRR! 2014-05-21               

ENROLL conf. email: 2014-06-05               Submitted AOS documents:2014-06-08                    IV fee email received: 2014-06-23 

IV fee available and paid: 2014-06-24       DS260  submitted: 2014-06-26                                   Case Complete: 2014-07-31                                       

Interview: 2014-09-19 APPROVED!!!          Visa in Hand: 2014-09-24 (Loomis depot)                POE (Pac Hwy Crossing, BC) 2014-11-08 

SSN Card arrived (approx) 2014-11-26     Green Card arrived (approx) 2014-12-17 

Removal of Conditions - I-751:

I-751 Mailed (USPS) Aug 10, 2016             NOA: August 17, 2016 (received Aug 23)                  Biometrics Letter Sent: Sept 23, 2016

Biometrics Letter Rec'd: Sept 30, 2016     Walk-In Biometrics Oct 6, 2016                                    Infopass for I-551 stamp Aug 17, 2017   

Service Request: Dec 27, 2017                   SR Response: Jan 10, 2018 (no prediction)              Senator Inquiry: Jan 5, 2018

Senator Resp: Jan 8, 2018 (60 days)         Service Request 2: Mar 8 2018                                   Senator Inquiry 2: Mar 9 2018

SR 2 Response: Mar 12 (security checks) Senator Response 2: Mar 13, 2018                            Approval (via phone!): Mar 14, 2018

New Green Card Arrived: Mar 22, 2018

Naturalization - N-400: 

Submitted N-400 Online: Feb 4, 2018       Denied for Payment Failure: Feb 8, 2018                     Resubmitted N-400 Online Feb 8, 2018

NOA: Feb 8, 2018                                          Biometrics: Feb 26, 2018                                                Interview: Nov 2,2018 (approved)

Oath: Dec 14, 2018


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